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News video games 10 February 2021, 11:10

author: Bart Swiatek

First Reviews: Persona 5 Strikers - Successful Sequel in a Different Direction

First reviews of Persona 5: Strikers, the sequel to the successful 2017 jRPG that expands the themes from the base game but makes some big changes to the gameplay, have appeared online.

IN A NUTSHELL:

  1. Persona 5: Strikers reviews appeared on the web;
  2. Metacritic - 79-85%, OpenCritic - 82%.

In less than two weeks, Persona 5: Strikers, a sequel to the jRPG Persona 5, which expands some story threads but offers a noticeably different gameplay, will debut on the Western market. The developers have created a more arcade combat system, modeled on musou games, and completely removed the social interaction mechanics. The title will be available on PC (on Steam) as well as PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The first reviews of the game have already appeared in the web.

Persona 5: Strikers - selected reviews

According to reviewers, Persona 5: Strikers is a successful production, which is also an interesting continuation of the original game and offers a noticeably different experience for fans of the series. It's true that the storyline is a little worse than in P5, and the lack of well-loved social elements is a bit of a bummer, but the script still holds a decent level and the gameplay is engaging.

"Fusing the rich game world of Persona with real-time combat, Omega Force and P-Studio have created a new Persona of their own and it is a worthy addition to a classic franchise," Patrick Anderson, COGconnected (89/100).

"Persona 5's RPG elements thrive in action-based combat, and while the story may not hit hard, the Phantom Thieves haven't forgotten what they're about," Michael Higham, GameSpot (rating 8/10).

"Strikers walks and talks like Persona 5, but no social game and bland combat make it one strictly for gigafans," James Davenport, PCGamer (rated 63/100).

Persona 5: Strikers - review scores

On Metacritic, the game boasts an average review score between 79 and 85%(worst on PC and best on PlayStation 4). In the case of OpenCritic, the average is very similar (i.e. 82%, with as many as 86% of reviewers considering this title worthy of recommendation).

  1. Dashgamer.com - 10/10
  2. Windows Central - 5/5
  3. GamingTrend - 95/100
  4. PlayStation LifeStyle - 9.5/10
  5. Cultured Vultures - 9.5/10
  6. Just Push Start - 4.75/5
  7. Twinfinite - 4.5/5
  8. Press Start - 9/10
  9. GameSpew - 9/10
  10. Digitally Downloaded - 4.5/5
  11. GameSkinny - 9/10
  12. Noisy Pixel - 9/10
  13. Cerealkillerz - 9/10
  14. RPGamer - 4,5/5
  15. GameByte - 9/10
  16. Nintendo Wire - 9/10
  17. COGconnected - 89/100
  18. Games.ch - 88/100
  19. Game Informer - 8.5/10
  20. Hobby Consolas - 85/100
  21. Worth Playing - 8.5/10
  22. 33bits - 85/100
  23. PowerUp! - – 8,5/10
  24. GaminGuardian - 8.5/10
  25. SomHráč.sk - 85/100
  26. Spaziogames - 8.3/10
  27. GameSpot - 8/10
  28. TheSixthAxis - 8/10
  29. Shacknews - 8/10
  30. IGN Italy - 8/10
  31. God is a Geek - 8/10
  32. GamesBeat - 4/5
  33. Wccftech - 8/10
  34. PlayStation Universe - 8/10
  35. Push Square - 8/10
  36. Nintendo Life - 8/10
  37. PCGamesN - 8/10
  38. RPG Site - 8/10
  39. Hardcore Gamer - 4/5
  40. Silocnera - 8/10
  41. VGChartz - 8/10
  42. The Games Machine - 7.5/10
  43. Digital Chumps - 7.5/10
  44. NintendoWorldReport - 7.5/10
  45. PC Gamer - 63/100
  46. TechRaptor - 6/10
  47. Digital Trends - 2.5/5
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